Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist recoverin Leonard Skynard guitarist Gary Rossington is recovering from emergency heart surgery, the band announced on their Facebook page.
According to Friday’s post, the only original member of the band still playing in the current iteration, Rasington “is resting at home with his family.”
“He wants everyone to know he is doing well and is looking forward to a full recovery,” Rossington added, adding that “he encouraged the group to go and play in his absence.”
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist recoverin We wish Gary a speedy recovery and we will see the Skynard Nation soon!”
Russington has had heart problems in the past. In a 2018 article reviewing the band’s history, the Tampa Bay Times reported that the guitarist had already survived five bypasses.
“I had a lot of heart attacks on stage,” he told the newspaper.
Leonard Skynard is currently on tour 15 months after the band’s farewell tour was disrupted by the Kovid-1p outbreak, according to a report on the band’s website.
“Cavid turned our world upside down. And since then we’ve spoken to the band, and we’ve realized that music has such a healing effect, ”Rossington said in a statement in June.
“Probably our wasted time,” he said. “And maybe this is the time for us to lift people’s spirits and people’s lives and bring back some joy and happiness after so much turmoil last year.”
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